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Raila shows off his moves alongside Congolese Songstress M’bilia Bel during Azimio Rally in Kakamega

Collins Ogutu | 2 months ago
Raila shows off his moves alongside Congolese Songstress M’bilia Bel during Azimio Rally in Kakamega
Raila shows off his moves alongside Congolese Songstress M’bilia Bel during Azimio Rally in Kakamega

Presidential candidate Raila Odinga spent much of his time in Kakamega on serious campaign issues such as reforming the country, but also found time to boogie with Congolese Rhumba musician  Mbilia Bel.

Mbilia Bel accompanied by Azimio leaders among others Martha Karua, Kalonzo Musyoka and Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya took the podium by storm as crowd cheered to while performing her song Nakei Nairobi.

The song, which translates to English from Lingala as  meaning "I am going to Nairobi" and it's original version was based on a true story.

Mbilia sings about a childhood friend,Duni,who she took as a sister and had gone to stay in Nairobi.

The song was also composed in praise of former president Daniel arap Moi and the Kenyan towns of Mombasa, Kisumu and Nakuru becoming a quick hit due to its catchy melody and people dancing to it.

Odinga, who is no stranger to the dance floor and made headlines for his moves throughout his political campaigns, quickly picked up the maneuvers during the Bukhungu Stadium event.

Mbilia is arguably one of the best female singers from DR Congo.

On Saturday night, July 9 Mbilia Bel also performed at the African Night concert held at the Carnivore Restaurant in Nairobi.

The promoter of her tour, Jules Nsana, who runs JNsana Promotions, said Bel and her band will remain in the country for a few more days, with the possibility of staging additional concerts.

Bel had a string of hit songs with singer and band leader Seigneur Tabu Ley Rochereau, and is popular across East Africa.

Throughout her performance in Azimio campaigns, Bel asked the crowd and Kenyans in general to promote and embrace peace during electioneering, and invited them to dance along with her.

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